Facebook Losing Teenage Users to Twitter

Are kids running away from their parents online?!?!?

According to recent reports, Twitter seems to be stealing a large number of users away from Facebook for any number of reasons. Oddly enough the largest demographic is teenagers which has traditionally been the most likely to avoid Twitter but for whatever reason they're now beginning to switch over.


Many media outlets claim that privacy and security is what convinced younger users to make the switch but from here it looks like a totally different reason. Many young users are most likely transitioning simply because so many relatives (parents, grandparents, etc) have begun using Facebook extensively. As this happened many younger users began to feel like they were losing control of their secrets on Facebook. Obviously we can't say for sure this is why so many of them have switched but it definitely makes sense. Either way it is good news for Twitter as they're growing rapidly still.

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Re: Facebook Losing Teenage Users to Twitter

The one thing I have not been able to do is to figure out how to keep someone from following your posts. All of these social networking sites are a stalker's dream and more security needs to be added.

Making Twitter and Facebook more secure for teenagers and gaining steam from the community is really important but they all keep adding things that are not good at all.

mobilepioneer (not verified)
Re: Facebook Losing Teenage Users to Twitter

You can not prevent any of that. Once the personal information gets on the site ( computer ) of someone else, it then becomes their information. The owner of Facebook has plainly stated that the age of privacy is over. They also state that the information ( data ) becomes their property. Your information is no longer yours if you choose someone elses server ( computer )  to put it on.


Most people think that free email is free. The truth is users  are losing something ( privacy ) to use the free email server ( computer ).  It is a trade, and not free. The trade is profiling for email.


See : http://donttrack.us to see what is happening with most search engines.

mobilepioneer (not verified)
Re: Facebook Losing Teenage Users to Twitter

Twitter is less strict, plus they are very close to "real time" in their search engine.

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